May 2019 Patient of the Month

May 2019 Patient of the Month Garden State Bariatrics & Wellness Center

My Journey began after I had my 3rd child. I would lose weight and gain it back all the time. I gained 60lbs when I was pregnant and could not lose it.  I have yo-yoed dieted for 30 years. I tried Weight Watcher, South Beach, Adkins, and Jenny Craig. They all worked at first then I would gain it back!

When I went to Dr. Bilof it was one of the best days of my life! They were all so caring and kind. I was nervous, but they were great. From Jessica welcoming me to Julie, Michael, and Dr. Bilof the best staff I’ve ever seen. They made me feel so comfortable and special.

It has been a year since I had the gastric sleeve. It’s so easy. I only eat a little at each meal and feel full and happy. I went from 215lbs to 156lbs, from a size 18 to 12. I will be 60 in January and I feel wonderful. I no longer take blood pressure or cholesterol medication. I was a pre-diabetic and now my sugar levels are perfect. I have 3 beautiful children and 6 awesome grandchildren. I can run on the beach now with them and play at the park without being so tired and out of breath. I swim and walk all the time. I have a whole new wardrobe and love putting on a bathing suit now. The best part is taking pictures with my family! I love my new body!


- Gail S.

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